UNC Football Alumni: Buffalo Bills Re-Sign Antonio Williams

Former UNC Football running back Antonio Willams re-joins the Buffalo Bills after being released

It didn’t take long for former UNC Football running back Antonio Williams to find a new home in the NFL. Well, sort of.

The running back has re-signed back with the Buffalo Bills after being released less than a month ago. Williams was originally picked up by the Bills as an un-drafted free agent following the 2020 NFL draft.

Many Tar Heel fans knew that when Williams got the ball in his hands there was a true chance it would go the distance, and now Bills fans might be able to experience that same joy. At North Carolina, Williams was in a talented three-headed monster running back committee alongside Michael Carter, and Javonte Williams as they all split the workload in the backfield.

Even in his three-way split, Williams managed to rack up 322 yards off 48 carries with an average of 6.7 yards per carry. His best game of 2019 was against Pitt where he rushed for 107 yards including a 59 yard gain with only 12 carries.

Despite not many carries due to the three-way split there is, without doubt, Williams shined when the ball did get in his hands and that is exactly what the Bills will need as they look to win the AFC East.

Williams will be in a very loaded running back committee once again with Devin Singletary, Zack Moss, and T.J Yeldon leading the charge. The loaded committee is not new territory for Williams and staying ready at all times could pinpoint why the Bills brought him back so early.

There’s a legit chance that Williams does land on the practice squad with the Bills making their cuts ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

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